INTERMEDIATE FICTION
DiCamillo, Kate

Raymie Nightingale

(1) 4-6 When ten-year-old Raymie Clarke's father runs away, Raymie vows to win the (1975) Little Miss Central Florida Tire contest and astonish him. In baton lessons, she meets two other girls with whom she has a beautifully layered set of adventures. The limited third-person narration and spot-on pre-adolescent perspective gives Raymie her distinctive voice. Here DiCamillo returns--triumphantly--to her Winn-Dixie roots.

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